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The Casula Powerhouse is presenting a season of free Italian films. These films are some of the very best cultural films Italy has produced and include vibrantly remastered classics, international favourites and very many in between!
The Italian film series is organised in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture. Each film will be subtitled in English and there will be light refreshments provided free of charge. The food service will commence at 6.30 pm for each film.
This film will screen on 19th April, 2018 from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm.
It is about a small bar in the suburbs of Bologna, where regular and occasional customers tell about their uncertainties. They tell stories about the adventures of Bovinelli, also called "the handyman"; the love stories of a playboy; the exciting life of Elvira the prostitute; and the research of a good restaurant during a troubled motorcycle trip.
All these stories turn into epic reports of "tragicomic" ventures.
The comedy was directed by Massimo Martelli, and stars Claudio Bisio, Giuseppe Battiston and Antonio Catania.
Following is a film clip to give you some idea about this comedy:
L'ABBUFFATA This film will screen on 31st May, 2018 from 7.30 pm to 9.10 pm.
The story is about three Italian friends from a tiny town in Calabria, who dream about the movies and decide to start shooting a movie about their native place. There are only two roles missing: the director and the main character. For the first role, they find a director who's been in the area on holidays for four years.
However, for the second role, they don't have much choice, so they decide to go to Rome to find the perfect actor! After a fastidious search, they find a Frenchman, Gerard Depardieu.
To celebrate his participation in their project, they decide to organise a very large party, involving all the town's inhabitants - a real "abbuffata". Unfortunately, an unexpected happening does not let them reasze their dream!
This comedy was directed by Mimmo Calopresti and stars Paolo Briguglia, Elena Bouryka, and Lorenzo Di Ciaccia.
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This film will be on 22nd June, 2018 from 7.30 pm to 9.10 pm.
In Milan, Matteo recently graduated in mathematics but the only job offer he received was from a marketing company. He lives with Francesco and another guy who is going to move out soon and this will leave them with a huge debt. In addition to this trouble, Matteo's girlfriend also leaves him.
In a very short time, Matteo has to overcome several negative events - being left by his girlfriend, evicted and at risk of a layoff, and for the first time in his life, he is facing up to his responsibilities.
This comedy was directed by Massimo Venier and stars Alessandro Tiberi, Valentina Lodovini, and Carolina Crescentini.
LA SCOMPARSA DI PATO
This film will be on 26th July, 2018 from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm.
This one is based on the historical novel by Andrea Camilleri. The year is 1890 and it is the Easter weekend. Looking into the disappearance of Antonio Pato are two investigators. Pao is a quiet accountant who vanishes after his performance as Judas at the town's annual Passion Play.
After a long investigation and going through the depositions of his wife, his colleagues, priests, politicians, doctors, prostitutes and religious maniacs, the two investigators come to the conclusion that the vanishing had been organised by Pato himself, just to get away with his lover, Rachele.
This drama is directed by Rocco Mortelliti and stars Nino Frassica, Maurizio Casagrande and Alessandra Mortelliti.
This movie will be on 30th August 2018 from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm.
This is the story of Giovanni, a man who is fired from his job and then decides to go back to Sicily with Filippo, an old university friend, who is an expert wedding agent. Filippo offers Giovanni the opportunity to become the partner in his wedding agency and while doing his new job, Giovanni finds himself tangled up in the typical dynamics of his country and of those who live there.
Because of a misunderstanding, Giovanni then meets Aurora, a girl from the north of Italy, who will revolutionise his life again!
This comedy is directed by Christian Bisceglia, and stars Corrado Fortuna, Nicola Savino, and Elena Bouryka.
LA SECONDA NOTTE DI NOZZE
This film will be on 27th September, 2018 from 7.30 pm to 9.15 pm.
The story goes that it is the first years after World War II and Liliana becomes a widow the day after her wedding.
As she is in financial difficulties, she is forced to leave Bologna together with her son, Nino, who is a professional thief. Liliana writes to Giuliano, the brother of her deceased husband, looking for his help. In his welcoming response, Giordano tells of his infatuation for her too, which dates back to their adolescence, way before the wedding with his brother.
The two elderly aunts of Giordano are very unhappy with the arrival of Liliana and Nino and force Giordano to renounce a part of his inheritance in their favour.
This drama was directed by Pupi Avati and stars Antonio Albanese, Neri Marcorč, and Katia Ricciarelli.
About the venue
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is a cultural facility of the Liverpool City Council and is on the banks of the Georges River.
They have a busy schedule of exhibitions, performances, festivals, screenings, theatre and events across six galleries, two theatres and a large main hall. There is also the Bellbird Dining & Bar, which is open for breakfast, brunches and lunches, seven days a week, with dinner available as well for selected evening events.
The centre is situated on 20 hectares of parkland with ample free car parking and Casula Railway Station next door, making getting there and home again easy.